There’s only one reason I would spend my afternoon stand on a grassy hill on a gloomy Melbourne day with a forecast for rain. That reason my friend, is that it’s Aerosmith’s first Australian tour in over 20 years. Despite the temperature of 16 degrees and ominous grey clouds that were looming over head, there was a sense of anticipation in the air, and a stellar line up that made the Sunday afternoon worth the threatening weather.
Aerosmith headline a massive night of rock and roll at the Sidney Myer Music Bowl in Melbourne.
Everybody’s selling out in this week’s tour update, and not in the bad way either, with Vance Joy, Tool, They Might Be Giants and Aerosmith all having sell out shows, and with a heap of bands adding extra shows due to the dutiful screams of their fans.
Vance Joy to play third Northcote Social Club this month!
After selling out two shows at Northcote Social Club, Vance Joy is caving in to demand again and playing a third and final show at the venue on April 28.
Returning to Australia for the first time in 24 years this April and May, Aerosmith will be touring through Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane doing what they know best. Rocking out.
With an excellent line up of special guests set to join them on tour, the legendary rockers that is Aerosmith will be staging a tour Australian fans have not only been waiting long for, but will be unlikely to forget. Tickets for all the shows go on sale from 12 noon, March 4.
In this issue MXPX announce 2013 tour, Battleships to hit Melbourne, Peter Murphy at the Gov and much much more! Much.
MXPX here in March 2013!
Punk's not dead, it just got a little older/wiser and had some kids. Celebrating 20 years ripping out short and fast tunes MXPX have announced some shows for March 2013. Repeat visitors to these shores expect fans old and new to be turning up to the shows.
Wednesday 6th – Brisbane – The Zoo [18+]
In this issue: The Snowdroppers launching "White Dress" at the Espy, Something For Kate and Spiderbait taking to the Espy this NYE, Skyways Are Highways are set to launch their new album at The Evelyn and more!
The Snowdroppers at the Espy This November
Pictured: At The Drive In
Another year, another Splendour in the Grass - though this year we seem to have gone back in time, with the festival returning to its Byron Bay home for the first time since 2009. This brief trip down memory lane will forever be remembered as a muddy affair, with today's 30 minute downpour - hail, brimstone and all - destroying the festival site and making those who brought gumboots truly thankful - none more so than the ones selling them on site for $50+ a pop!
Pictured: Jack White by Marc Grimwade for Splendour In The Grass. Used with Permission
There was more than the singular element of rock today at the opening day of Splendour In The Grass 2012, with a single torrential downpour appearing from the heavens during an early afternoon set from local punk-electrorock duo DZ Deathrays, causing the thoroughfares and car parks to become quagmires of mud not far off from resembling cow shit.
The burning sun and heat inside the tent told me it was time to get up and get going for day number two of Pyramid Rock. It was a beautiful day on sunny Phillip Island and the breeze off the ocean made for perfect festival conditions.
Are you ready to rock this New Year’s season? Because the PYRAMID ROCK FESTIVAL sure as hell are!
Truly long running music festivals in Australia are few and far between. To most observers, Big Day Out would take that cake - kicking off in 1992. But when placed against a festival like Glastonbury, which started out in some form over 40 years ago, it pales in comparison. But believe it or not, we do have a few festivals with a similar length history in Australia. And one of them is Canberra's Stonefest.